Construction debris is a significant cause of accidents on construction sites. Debris can come from falling objects, dust or particles from the use of heavy machinery or materials being used during construction. It is very important for employers to provide workers with the proper protective equipment. Some of the factors that may contribute to falling debris includes:
- Unsecured tools or equipment;
- Uneven or unsteady walkways;
- Unsecured materials;
- Defective equipment;
- Lack of railings or safety nets; and
- Improper fall protection.
These objects can cause significant injuries to the neck, back, limbs and head. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that proper safety measures are followed and workers are given safety googles, hard hats, gloves, and fall protection equipment to eliminate the risk of injury. Additional things that employers can do to eliminate the risk of injuries is to train employees properly, encourage rest and breaks and enforce the use of safety equipment at all times.
If you have been injured as a result of a construction accident, it is important to call a law firm with the knowledge and experience to assist you. One of the primary things that we investigate in these cases is the track record of the company involved. In many cases, we see the same companies over and over again failing the follow OSHA standards and placing workers at risk for injury.
Through the process of discovery, we are able to obtain information relating to OSHA violations, previous fines, previous injuries of workers at work sites and other details that can have a profound impact on your case.
If you have been injured in a construction debris accident, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Physical impairment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Our law firm has extensive experience assisting clients who have been injured in a variety of personal injury cases. We work with some of the best experts in the industry to ensure that your case is properly handled. Please call our law firm for a free consultation.